I never got all the hate for 3* food. I go at a kind of slow pace , but they seem to work well enough for me.
I can't wait to be able to do any of the five monos. I've played a couple of them to get the free money and a handful of tickets, but I haven't kept a single mon from them and only got a pack or two of pulls.
I could have been set for this upcoming Holy one, but I'm not going to make that Seraphi SP now that he can evolve, so my readiness has been massively nerfed. I got Chaos from a 65 to 70 in about 8 fights though, so I might be good around half-way through it if I'm lucky.